Assignment on Contraction Law

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Running head CONSTRUCTION LAWCONSTRUCTION LAWName of student-Name of University-Author Note-
1CONSTRUCTION LAWTable of ContentsPART A......................................................................................................................................2Answer 1................................................................................................................................2Issue:..................................................................................................................................2Relevant Rule:....................................................................................................................2Application:........................................................................................................................3Conclusion:........................................................................................................................4Answer 2................................................................................................................................4Issue:..................................................................................................................................4Relevant rule:.....................................................................................................................4Application:........................................................................................................................5Conclusion:........................................................................................................................6Answer 3................................................................................................................................6Issue:..................................................................................................................................6Relevant Rule:....................................................................................................................6Application:........................................................................................................................7Conclusion:........................................................................................................................8Part B..........................................................................................................................................9References:...............................................................................................................................16
2CONSTRUCTION LAWPART AAnswer 1Issue:In the given case, the issue is regarding the steps/actions/procedurals which Pig’s EarEdifice LLP (Pig’s Ear) is ought to take for the divergences and discrepancies in the contractdocumentation, presented by Artless Enterprises Ltd. (Artless) for the construction and thecontractual and legal position of Artless in relation to its failure to appoint a professionalarchitect or contract administrator.Relevant Rule:According to the JCT Standard Building Contract with Quantities 2016, vide clause-2.15, it clearly states that when there is any divergences or discrepancies in – 1) contractdrawings 2) Contract Bills 3) any instruction or conditions issued by the architect/contractadministrator 4) any documents or drawings issued by the architect/contract administrator 5)other contractor design documents or if there is any error, omission, inadequacy or departure,mentioned in clause- 2.14, then it is the duty of the contractor to immediately issue a notice tothe contract administrator/architect and the contract administrator/architect shall giveinstructions accordingly in such cases1. On the other hand according to where the employerfails to appoint a professional architect or contract administrator, it is the responsibility of theemployer for any problem that occurs2. Contractually and legally the employer becomesresponsible for a mistake on his part as it is a duty of the employer to appoint a professionalcontract administrator/architect.1Burr, Andrew, ed.Delay and disruption in construction contracts. CRC Press, 2016.2Chappell, David.Understanding JCT standard building contracts. Routledge, 2017.
3CONSTRUCTION LAWApplication:In the given case, Artless Enterprises ltd, a construction company, decides to expandits business by building prestigious projects. Hence, it decides to build a student’s hallresidence for the students studying in Nottingham and also with a vision that one of theuniversities in Nottingham will buy it in future. Artless, therefore, appointed Pig’s EarEdifice LLP, Builders, for the construction of the hall. Both companies were in experiencedin this type of project. After the foundation and basic structural construction was done, Pig’sEar found out that the contract documents, mainly the drawing, that Artless provided, wereerroneous. In this case it becomes the duty of pig’s Ear to inform the contractualadministrator or the architect of the contract drawing immediately and rectifications shouldbe made by the architect accordingly, because the provisions of the JCT Standard BuildingContract with Quantities 2016 edition states so in such situations and Pig’s Ear works inaccordance with the JCT Standard Building Contract with Quantities 2016 edition. On theother hand, Pig’s Ear’s managing partner was in doubt whether Artless appointed aprofessional architect/contract administrator after he saw the errors. In this case the liabilityfor any mistake, based on the drawings of the architect, falls on the Employer of the architect,that is, Artless as according to the JCT Standard Building Contract with Quantities 2016edition, it is the duty of the employer to appoint a professional architect/contractadministrator. Legally, Artless is legal responsibility for anything wrong and contractually,both the contracts, that is, between Artless and the architect and Artless and Pig’s Ear will getaffected3. The architect is contractually liable to provide the assigned work to Artless withexpected professional skills and is responsible for any work below such expected level. Onthe other hand, Artless is liable to provide with proper documents to Pig’s Ear and it is also3Adriaanse, Mr John.Construction contract law. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
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